YOU TELL IT QUEENY  4:47 pm September 3, 2008

Peggy Noonan Caught On Live Mic After Her Three-Highball Breakfast

by Jim Newell

Oh merciless heavens! Peggington Noonanshire MCMLXVII, our the veritable erudite PRINCESS OF WORDSMITHERY, was captured on a dastardly “hot microphone” giving voice to such uncouth sayingisms as “bullshit,” about Caribou Barbie Sarah Palin! How dare she traipse about in those sullied word-knickers! [TPM]

 

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{ 91 comments }

Walnuts4Perez! September 3, 2008 at 4:50 pm

best vetting ever.

Serolf Divad September 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Gawd, I love live mics! It’s like reality TV only better.

mhale0 September 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Ha, this was a funny video.

Also, this site is still hideous.
Are you actually trying to chase your readers away, Wonkettes?

Senator Ted Stevens September 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm

“it’s over.” Delightful.

Buffy and Hildegard September 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm

“It’s over.”

TGY September 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Nicely placed Ron Paul sign there in the background at the beginning.

stew September 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

“It’s over!” Was Peggy referring to the election or regular sex with Mike Murphy???

shoeho September 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

I was wondering how many days/vodka’s it would take for one of them to slip.

FunkyPalmettoBug September 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Didn’t Noonan just write a column about how great Palin is?

Vanity Smurf September 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

God loves Wonkette. He loves us a lot.

Gopherit v2.0 September 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Oh my gods. I came hearing Peggy’s voice. I feel so….wrong.

Cogito Ergo Bibo September 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Way to go Peggy! They DID go for the bullshit narrative in tappin’ that GILF’s ass. Too bad she’s only saying that off the record.

columnv September 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Gimmicky? No, picking a 20 month gov of a state that borders BOTH (!) Canada and the USSR is a gimmick!

I think not.

Palin is the hero of every vagina American I know.

Jim Newell September 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

[re=81344]mhale0[/re]: no, just trying to make money so there will still be a site. would you like to complain more?

Vanity Smurf September 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Peggy Noonan is a good Catholic girl. She no likee the evangelical nutjobs.

Texan Bulldoggette September 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Best open mic moment ever!

Special Agent Jack Mehoff September 3, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Neat! Once again Wonkette dazzles meh bloodshot ears with only the finest of the fine cream from the teevees

Clean for Gene September 3, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Here’s what Peggy had to say at the end of her WSJ column today:
Final point. Palin’s friends should be less immediately worried about what the Obama campaign will do to her than what the McCain campaign will do. This is a woman who’s tough enough to work her way up and through, and to say yes to a historic opportunity, but she will know little of, or rather have little experience in, the mischief inherent in national Republican politics. She will be mobbed up in the McCain campaign by people who care first about McCain and second about themselves. (Or, let’s be honest, often themselves first and then McCain.) Palin will never be higher than number three in their daily considerations. They won’t have enough interest in protecting her, advancing her, helping her play to her strengths, helping her kick away from danger. And – there is no nice way to say this, even though at this point I shouldn’t worry about nice – some of them are that worst sort of aide, dim and insensitive past or present lobbyists with high self-confidence. She’ll be a thing to them; they’ll see the smile and the chignon and the glasses and think she’s Truvi from Steel Magnolias. They’ll run right over her, not because they’re strong but because they’re stupid. The McCain campaign better get straight on this. He should step in, knock heads, scare his own people and get Palin the help and high-level staff all but the most seasoned vice presidential candidates require.

Nice!!

Texan Bulldoggette September 3, 2008 at 4:57 pm

I thought it was the only the ‘angry left’ & evil bloggers that thought ridiculous thoughts like this. How’s Walnuts going to spin this (since Murphy was his campaign manager in 2000, back when he still had a soul)? Peggy must have finally deflated her Reagan blow up doll & decided to leave the 80s.

floraway September 3, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Man, I can’t get this to work…

irisheyes September 3, 2008 at 4:59 pm

[re=81355]Jim Newell[/re]: I for one, Jim, like the upgrades. It’s all pink and pretty and I’m feeling rather girlish these days. But mostly because the title of the movie reflects the current state of the McCain campaign…

SuperRounder September 3, 2008 at 5:01 pm

[re=81355]Jim Newell[/re]: If you guys do this for the new Frank Miller movie I will be your best friend forever.

Oh yeah, the Noonan v. Palin jello wrestling match will begin after Palin’s big speech.

SayItWithWookies September 3, 2008 at 5:02 pm

Okay, I’m confused — if that’s her real opinion, why doesn’t she offer it on the record instead of just making up some Republican rah-rah BS? The Wall Street Journal would certainly afford a great mind like hers a — oh — ha, ha — nevermind.

Reefpilot September 3, 2008 at 5:03 pm

So goes the GOP omerta on yup-yup.

Wonkette, this pink shit looks like Sparkle Motion OD’d on cherry Nerds candy and Shirley Temples and sprayed diarrhea all over my monitor. This isn’t change we can believe in.

Rush September 3, 2008 at 5:05 pm

I thought “it’s over” meant Wonkette with all of these new Madison Ave. BS advertisements.

jjgittes September 3, 2008 at 5:05 pm

God, it’s like the Zapruder film of utter uselessness.

shortsshortsshorts September 3, 2008 at 5:05 pm

[re=81355]Jim Newell[/re]: Oy! My legs are sore and my hemorrhoids are burning. And why don’t my parents call me more often? And tomorrow’s my birthday and nobody is giving me any presents………

Sussemilch September 3, 2008 at 5:06 pm

[re=81363]Clean for Gene[/re]: Nice excerpt there, thanks.

Cogito Ergo Bibo September 3, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Murphy: “It’s not gonna work!”
Noonan: “It’s over.”

I do love that. And is it Kay Bailey Hutchinson they’re talking about being “all bummed out” this morning? Whoa. So many gems in there.

bitchincamaro September 3, 2008 at 5:06 pm

“We’ll do it live. DO IT LIVE! FUCK IT!” Bill O’s words are talk-show poetry.

shortsshortsshorts September 3, 2008 at 5:07 pm

I have no sound… why did they cut to the scene of the convention for like 4 hours? Was it an oopsy?

Vanity Smurf September 3, 2008 at 5:07 pm

[re=81372]SayItWithWookies[/re]: I’m just waiting for the WSJ to endorse Obama. That one is going to happen and it will be so delicious.

Aurelio September 3, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Peggy Noonan, authoress of the phrase, “a thousand points of light,” calls the RNC Palin narrative “bullshit”? Manners have suffered.

tsunami September 3, 2008 at 5:09 pm

great new background, wonkette, but why is it so blurry?

[knocks back another stoli]

so…that new repug bich is pretty hot, eh?

WadISay September 3, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Haha Peggy, welcome to our little backwater third-world shithole here at the head of the Mississippi, where dorky techs who can’t make it in New York leave mics live all the time because all people ever do off camera is exchange hot dish recipies and who cares anyway.

Buffy and Hildegard September 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm

I’m sick and tired of teh ridiculous sexism of Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan. F’ing polar bear loving c*nts!

Spiro Agnew September 3, 2008 at 5:11 pm

Damn, had this on in the background and didnt catch it.

Texan Bulldoggette September 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm

[re=81383]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: talkingpointsmemo.com has the transcript on their web site. Must have audio–no good without it.

trophy(forparticipation)wife September 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm

[re=81344]mhale0[/re]: Just narrow your screen. You can still sense the offensiveness of the ad but it’s not quite as bad.

Aurelio September 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm

[re=81363]Clean for Gene[/re]: Your quote from Peggy “Points of Light” Noonan: “Palin’s friends should be less immediately worried about what the Obama campaign will do to her than what the McCain campaign will do… [S]he will know little of, or rather have little experience in, the mischief inherent in national Republican politics.”

Peggy, what’s got into ya?

randomsausage September 3, 2008 at 5:13 pm

I bet Palin’s gonna kick Peggy’s ass when she sees her. Cat fight! Cat fight!

natoslug September 3, 2008 at 5:14 pm

I’m all for ads if they keep the site going. But . . . wouldn’t it be more effective if there were a click-through? I’m just too damned lazy to type in a url. And to give our eyes a chance to relax a bit, maybe throw up an ad for “Humboldt County” every once in a while?

Hooray For Anything September 3, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Wait. Do you mean to tell me that a Republican pundit said one thing completely different than what they said before? They never do that.

AxmxZ September 3, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Yes. I agree. It’s over. Noonan, Murphy – you guys rock.

shortsshortsshorts September 3, 2008 at 5:17 pm

[re=81394]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Egggggselent. That was pretty good stuff. Thank you.

MoodProcessor September 3, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Hang on here, I need a reality check.
Ms. Noonan is considered a conservative columnist, and yet she’s criticizing the Mav’s campaign.
I didn’t think this could happen.
You mean there are actually real live columnists out there with some integrity?

obfuscator September 3, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Does Peggy want to cut Palin’s ovaries off for tellin’ whiteys how to act?

AxmxZ September 3, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Oh yes, and just so you know, since the ads went up I only visit once every couple of days. Because eyes hurty.

Hopelicious September 3, 2008 at 5:18 pm

I don’t know how people can say that nothing of national significance happens in a small town like Wasilla.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU-HF_J1a6M&feature=related

RuperttheBear September 3, 2008 at 5:19 pm

I think by “It’s over” she’s alluding to Christ’s words at John 19:30, “It is finished,” from the Greek tetelestai, which suggests the completion of a great work.

And that great work is John McCain face raping the GOP.

jagorev September 3, 2008 at 5:20 pm

That “it’s over” comment is more encouraging than Obama’s pagan orgy speech from last week.

I mean, hope and inspiration and a grassroots movement is well and good, but I’d rather win this the easy, old fashioned way: make your enemies desperate and force them to fuck up massively. Seems like that that’s what might be happening.

qwerty42 September 3, 2008 at 5:20 pm

[re=81363]Clean for Gene[/re]: I’m thinking PN is pissed about the selection and would have preferred Kay Bailey Hutchinson. Supposedly, Sen KBH is (or might be) pro choice, and therefore unacceptable. What is going on there? Yglesias describes these grim scenes; our editors seem to be seeing the same.

jagorev September 3, 2008 at 5:22 pm

[re=81350]FunkyPalmettoBug[/re]: No, Noonan’s column was more like: choosing Palin is either going to be the biggest fuckup of all time or the most brilliant move of all time; I can’t say which.

ManchuCandidate September 3, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Greater than Larry Craig. Better than a whole wing of Paultard blimps. Greater than PUMAs. Even better than the Washingtonienne. I love Sarah Palin (not for her MILF/GILFiness either.)

Outstando September 3, 2008 at 5:26 pm

[re=81411]RuperttheBear[/re]: Awesome.

KittyKatMan September 3, 2008 at 5:29 pm

The only thing older than Mccain is the last time Noonan had a hot meat injection.

jasonelias September 3, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Got to love the way Peggy said, “It’s over” so terse and Waspy. Hilarious.

Vewol Mevemont September 3, 2008 at 5:29 pm

I’m starting to fall in love with Peggy Noonan. Is this wrong?

Outstando September 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm

Don’t you look at my V-PILF
She’s the only one I got.
Not much of a V-PILF.
Never seem to win a lot.

SayItWithWookies September 3, 2008 at 5:34 pm

[re=81384]Vanity Smurf[/re]: Oh that would be awesome. As likely as Bill O’Reilly admitting he’s a sexist douche on live TV, but awesome all the same.

mr.november September 3, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Hot mic is the new sex tape.

StrangelyBrown September 3, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Look for McCain to swing into the convention tomorrow on a vine, wearing a navy blue “COLLEGE” sweatshirt and a pink garterbelt-clad Palin hanging from his arm, then stagger up to the mic and proclaim “Over? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”

That’s about all that can save his candidacy now…

Borat September 3, 2008 at 5:44 pm

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122044753790594947.html?mod=todays_columnists

Umm, Peggz says here VPILF is the greatest thing since christian rock

[question: the coverage of the RNC I get in the UK has some hard rock band playing during the audience sequencies between speeches - I haven't figured out if that is for real or some jokez the BBC is playing on the americans - please tell me this is true and a way they are trying to win over bitterz]

stolichnayaaa September 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Serious question- How does this stuff get out? Is there an MSNBC tech somewhere leaking this, or does it go out over the sat feed and get intercepted there?

In any event, this is a faaaascinating peek behind the curtains. Who knew Chuckie was such a gossip girl?

ColdCupofHope September 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm

I applaud these two for the “come to Jeebus” moment, but they still didn’t have the sack to say this on the air. And after she doesn’t explode into a ball of flame tonight on stage, the media is going to crow about how well she stepped up to the plate.

Until they uncover something else. And at this rate, they will.

And let’s get a little wonky for sec: She’s a slow pitch to the fundies. But that wasn’t where McCain needed to pick up votes. He needs the Indies, Bitters, and middle of the road women–and she’s not going to help him there. She’s too extreme. The campaign is going to have to put her in front of a microphone sooner or later, and she had better have some good answers.

And then there’s all the stuff NO ONE is talking about: Bob Barr is in double-digits in some states. Ron Paul will not be pushing his robots towards McCain. Bush could re-open the Vietnam War, send WALNUTS over there in a fighter jet, get shot down again, stay a POW until the first debate, and he still wouldn’t win!

qwerty42 September 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm

A huge split seems to be opening up in the upper parts of the Republican party. The discussion here is just one example. Another is from Meg Whitman, McCain’s national campaign co-chair. TPM has her saying the press vetting is not sexist. Steve Schmidt says it is. Joe Klein has a column “Angry Amateurs”. What kind of bounce does this stuff produce?

Cogito Ergo Bibo September 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Chris Matthews is on fire on Hardball, in re: GOP hypocrisy in all of them saying how great Palin, despite never having mentioned her at all, EVER, prior to this week.

Hair report: must have gotten better gel; seems to be staying put so far.

PoliTacky September 3, 2008 at 5:52 pm

[re=81442]mr.november[/re]: Peggy Noonan gives good hot mic!

Anyway: Panem et circenses. It’s not very “Mavericky” of McCain to go the tried-and-true Rovian tabloid route, but it’s sure getting people to finally pay attention to his weak-ass campaign. I wonder what’s going to be seen as the definitive moment it all started to backfire? Peggy Noonan calling “bullshit!” is definitely in the running!

Lulz.

Lionel Hutz Esq. September 3, 2008 at 5:54 pm

There is something about Peggy swearing that makes me all tingly.

Fear of a Black Reagan September 3, 2008 at 5:54 pm

[re=81432]KittyKatMan[/re]: Not true. Unless McCain is about 30 seconds old.

Oh wait, do you mean vaginal? Or the regular way?

Mr. Herpes September 3, 2008 at 6:01 pm

McCain campaign is already putting out statement DENYING National Enquirer story about Palin affair. Sarah, call John Edwards, he’d like to cry with you.

kellygrrrl September 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm

Hot Mic’s are God’s Will

Vanity Smurf September 3, 2008 at 6:10 pm

[re=81452]stolichnayaaa[/re]: techs and camera crew are usually UNION.

Vanity Smurf September 3, 2008 at 6:12 pm

[re=81439]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Mark my words, WSJ will endorse our Barry. Every Murdoch paper will.

sanantonerose September 3, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Was she calling bullshit about the Palin pick? Or the way Palin is being trotted out to the MSM? Palin herself or the narrative of “traditional wife and mother?”

Guppy06 September 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm

[re=81351]Vanity Smurf[/re]: And THE LORD so loves the Wonkette that He gave one of His most misbegotten governors to run as vice president.

SmartMom September 3, 2008 at 6:36 pm

columnv said, “Palin is the hero of every vagina American I know.”

Then you don’t know this one!

njdon September 3, 2008 at 6:38 pm

[re=81363]Clean for Gene[/re]: thanks. peggy noonan may be meaner than a junk yard dog but she’s honest in her fashion.

BaxterJones September 3, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Wish they would say this when they knew the mikes were on. The news would be a lot more interesting.
http://www.entertonement.com/collections/2887/Hot-Mic-On-MSNBC

mhale0 September 3, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Jim Newell- It wouldn’t be so bad if you’d take the time to give the non-pink areas a little padding so the text doesn’t run to the edge. The whole thing looks really slipshod.
And Jesus, are complaints only welcome around here if they’re directed at politicians?

wvdude September 3, 2008 at 7:17 pm

ENQURIER RESPONDS TO MCCAIN/PALIN
Wed Sep 03 2008 18:19:21 ET

“The National Enquirer’s coverage of a vicious war within Sarah Palin’s extended family includes several newsworthy revelations, including the resulting incredible charge of an affair plus details of family strife when the Governor’s daughter revealed her pregnancy. Following our John Edwards’ exclusives, our political reporting has obviously proven to be more detail-oriented than the McCain campaign’s vetting process. Despite the McCain camp’s attempts to control press coverage they find unfavorable, The Enquirer will continue to pursue news on both sides of the political spectrum.”

shoeho September 3, 2008 at 7:56 pm

[re=81542]wvdude[/re]: Best investigative reporting on the planet.

sanantonerose September 3, 2008 at 8:02 pm

I think I heard one of the dudes say that the Palin pick is “unfair to Hutchinson.” As in my very own resident state Kleenex user Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson?

WhatTheHeck September 3, 2008 at 8:07 pm

The Pegster got caught by trickle-down microphonics.

[re=81542]wvdude[/re]: This is just too delicious.

Reefpilot September 3, 2008 at 8:14 pm

Yeah, I got a hard-on too when Noonan said “It’s over.” Hawt

Reefpilot September 3, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Addendum to hard-on: Is this Chris Matthews slam dunk somewhere on youtube or the internets? I stopped getting TV months ago when Rachel Ray went all islam on me and fox news kept talking about the whitey video but failed to actually deliver.

Monsieur Grumpe September 3, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Peggy is going to be sent back to the factory for reprograming.

OffTheRecord September 3, 2008 at 8:50 pm

First, I like the pink. I think it is pretty. Second, apparently I am such a girl and should go have babies and be vice president since my first reaction to pink wonkette was “Oh! Pink!” Third, hearing Murphy and Noonan say McCain fucked this up brings me more joy and comfort than you can possibly imagine.

schvitzatura September 3, 2008 at 9:14 pm

[re=81374]Reefpilot[/re]: Clark Gregg will thank you for your support at the Oscars!

WonkaBee September 3, 2008 at 9:46 pm

This thread is probably too old, but PN has issued a lengthy disclaimer saying that her “It’s over” meant that the days are over when “party leaders” can assume that “whatever the base of the Republican party thinks is what America thinks” http://online.wsj.com/article/declarations.html

I don’t think she’s one to lie, but I don’t find this explanation very convincing.

She also says that she meant that “the idea of The Narrative” “The story the campaign wishes to tell about itself” is bullshit.

I think the clip speaks for itself, really…

MathewBrooks September 4, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Where the hell is that Blingee icon wonkette always shows when they talk about Peggy ‘saw a mexican’ Noonan?

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